This page is designed to organize content that is relevant to the topic of leukemia. This term is used often in medicine, and it is important that we become as familiar as possible with it.
WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
Before going any farther, let us make sure we clearly define the “medical problem”. Leukemias refer to a category of of cancers refers to malignancies associated with early white blood cell (WBC) progenitors that originate and accumulate in the bone marrow and then spill into the circulating blood, while also possible invading other tissues. Leukemias can be of either myeloid or lymphoid origin, and can also present acutely or chronically. Below are the major categories of leukemia.
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Page Updated: 12.01.2016